Urban Meyer Undergoes Surgery, Will Still Coach Spring Football

By DJ Byrnes on March 3, 2014 at 8:18p

As first reported by Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Jeff Svoboda, Urban Meyer underwent surgery this weekend to remove a "small fluid collection related to a congenital arachnoid cyst" first discovered in 1998 when Meyer was at Notre Dame.

The procedure was done over the weekend to alleviate intermittent headaches Meyer had been suffering through in recent weeks. 

Meyer is expected to be on hand as Ohio State opens up spring camp Tuesday.

Full Ohio State Athletics release:

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had a short medical procedure at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center this weekend to remove a small fluid collection related to a congenital arachnoid cyst. The cyst was first found in 1998 when he was a coach at the University of Notre Dame. The procedure was done this weekend to alleviate intermittent headaches Meyer had been experiencing the past few weeks. He is doing well and will be on the field Tuesday when Ohio State opens its spring drills.


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Buckeyebrowny919's picture


To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

+1 HS
BierStube's picture


"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

pabdublin78's picture

Best wishes for quick recovery!   Enough of these minor surgeries!   Let's have a healthy spring and get things locked in for a fast start this fall!   Go Bucks!

nm_buck's picture

get well soon Coach.  

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

Knarcisi's picture

Get well, coach, and back to GIVING the headaches. 

+4 HS
andretolstoy's picture

Man, even his minor surgery sounds manly.

+1 HS
CowCat's picture

Get well coach!

Your health first, followed by your family. Buckeye Nation has your back.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

+3 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

Wow, I guess that's something in / near the brain.  Perhaps waiting for 15 years to have it done was in hopes the surgical technique would improve considerably over time.  As the old joke goes, it's only minor if it's being performed on someone else.  He probably had it done at the University Hospital, a world class facility.  Hope it went well and you have a speedy recovery coach!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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The Rill Dill's picture

........as long as Fickell doesn't have to steer the ship!!

-2 HS
Oyster's picture

Try putting the sarcasm dots at the end of your post the next time.

(oh, and only use 3.  You had way too many and with them being in the wrong place it has probably confused a number of people)

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

+2 HS
dlb72osu's picture

Very cool, Oyster.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

- Invictus

BoFuquel's picture

Get well soon Coach, best of luck in the future. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Buckifan4Life's picture

An Arachnoid cyst is in the area of spinal cord tissues. Anyone can understand why he waited. Sounds like he had a successful procedure. Heal up coach. 

Go Bucks!

Buckeye Beast's picture

So glad I read this. I looked up arachnoid cysts thinking they were related to spiders in some way. It could explain why my girlfriend gets so many migraines and gets dizzy.

Even Squirrels hate Michigan

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Oyster's picture

I got you covered.  Just walk up to her, hand her a glass of water and a couple of aspirin.  When she says "What's this for? I don't have a headache?", you got her right where you want her.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

+4 HS
Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Queue up all of the media outlets bringing up the UF health issue story in 3... 2..... 1.....

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

bedheadjc's picture

Meyer Wont Last Two More Years

BuckeyeStrong2's picture

Paging Mike Bianchi in 3...2...1...


Seattle Linga's picture

Get well my friend ......... Get well Quickly

Nutbuck1959's picture

Saw it on ESPN.com. Needless to say the Gator fans went nuts in the comment section... Always good comedy.

fear_the_nut70's picture

Why would someone go to ESPN.com?  I do not understand.

DJRivera24's picture

I made the same mistake. Classy comments all around, and I wouldn't even say it was exclusive to Gator fans. 


Art Harrell's picture

I'm in Florida, read about it in the Tampa Times Sports page---Get Well Soon Coach--screw the gators--Go Bucks